The Saguaro National Park is one of the newest in the US – a diverse habitat between heaven and hell with more species than any other desert in North America, but why?


Director: Henry M. Mix

Henry is a producer, director and cameraman for natural history documentaries, and worked for a number of national and international networks, incl. NDR, ARTE, BBC, National Geographic and others. He worked as biodiversity expert for various environmental projects in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Georgia and other countries. He is a board member of the German Species Conservation Foundation and was Series Producer of the so far biggest German natural history series (Wild Russia).

Director: Yann Sochaczewski

Yann Sochaczewski is French and was born in 1984 in Strassbourg. After his highschool diploma he worked for 2 years as camera assistant for Nautilus and from 2006 for Light & Shadow GmbH. From 2008 until 2010 he worked freelance as assistent producer and camera man. Since 2011 Yann is Producer and camera man at Altayfilm GmbH.

43 Min.
Director: Henry M. Mix, Yann Sochaczewski
Script: Henry M. Mix, Yann Sochaczewski
Cinematography: Yann Sochaczewski, Henry M. Mix, Marlen Hundertmark
Editing: Katrin Dücker-Eckloff
Music: Oliver Heuss, Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller
Narrator: Michael Lott
Editor: L. Klinker (NDR/arte), R. Quibeldey (NDR), A. Solomon (ORF)
Awards: Best Film 2015,
Best Score 2015
Nominations: Best Score 2015,
Best Cinematography 2015,
Best Postproduction 2015,
Best Animal Behaviour 2015
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